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King Erik.

By GOSSE, Sir Edmund

London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. . 8vo, cream cloth, soiled and browned; spine badly darkened. FIRST EDITION of Gosse's second book, inscribed to the sculptor Nelson MacLean on the half-title. Gosse was to write an article on MacLean in "The Century Magazine", vol. XXVI, No 2, June 1883, pp. 163-85, entitled "Living English Sculptors". '


The Slopes of Helicon and Other Poems.

By [GOSSE, Sir Edmund]. Mifflin, Lloyd

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1898. . 12mo, navy-blue ribbed cloth, front and spine gilt, spine a trifle faded with two very small spots INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper: "To Edmund Gosse Esq. with the affections of Lloyd Mifflin. Columbia. Pa. 'Alas,' they sighed, 'these urns are full of tears.' pg. 61." LAID IN is a 2-page letter to Gosse dated Ap. 29, 1898 sending him the book; he explains that it is many years since he gave up painting and trusts"the piping of my meadow-lark notes will not bore you--you who are so used to the Greek nightingales."


Marion Fay

By TROLLOPE , Anthony

New York: Harper's Franklin Square Library, May 10, 1882. . 4to, black cloth spine, marbled boards, corners worn; original wrappers bound in; bound with 5 other issues of the Franklin Square Library FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, published as No. 250 of Harper's Franklin Square Library, May 10, 1882 . See Sadler's bibliography, no. 64 on p. 192. We can find no record of this appearing at auction since 1972ÑCarroll A. Wilson's copy. BOUND WITH: Five other novels: No. 72 Moy O'Brien. A Tale of Irish Life by "Melusine" [Emily Skeffington Thompson] No. 89 Miss Braddon's Mistletoe Bough for Christmas, 1879. [ Mary Elizabeth Braddon] No. 26 Miss Braddon's Mistletoe Bough for Christmas, 1878. [ Mary Elizabeth Braddon] No. 100 The Munster Circuit. by J. R. O'Flanagan No. 67 Mr. Leslie of Underwood. A Story with Two Heroines. By Mary Patrick


Treasure of Thule: A Romance of Orkney by B. D. Steward


London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1912. . 8vo, cherry-red cloth, spine slightly faded; title and spine with title in gilt. First and last few leaves foxed, probably due to transfer from the acidic endpapers. FIRST EDITION. The attribution to Sidgwick as the author is supported by Frank Sidgwick's obituary in the London "Times" of August 15, 1939


Three Men on the Bummel

By JEROME K. Jerome

Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., [1900]. . 8vo, maroon ribbed cloth FIRST EDITION.


The School for Scandal. A Cpmedy; As It is Performed at the Performed at the Theatre-Royal in Crow-Street. The Fourth Edition.

By SHERIDAN Richard Brinsley:

Dublin: [P. Wogan], 1782. . 12mo, disbound with evidence of previous pamphlet binding. OCLC lists 6 North American holdings


Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen...The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.

By LANDOR Walter Savage

London: Peter Colburn, 1826-1829. . 5 volumes. 8vo, modern buff-colored boards, natural linen spines; spines titled in black. Previous owner's signature on the blank proceeding the half-title in volume I SECOND EDITION.


The Dome: A Quarterly containing Examples of All the Arts.

By [YEATS]. Oldmeadow Ernest J., Editor

London: Unicorn Press, 1897. . Volume 1-5. Small 4to, paper-covered printed boards, some chipping The Dome, unlike "The Savoy" and "The Yellow Book" which concentrated more on literature, dealt with both the visual and verbal arts, and also covered music and the theatre. It was known for its in-depth studies of painters which rose above the level of mere appreciations, and often championed promising talents such as Edward Elgar. Contributors included: Elgar, Housman, Roger Fry, Alice Meynell, William Butler Yeats, Gordon Craig, and many others.


The Baviad, and Maeviad...To Which is Prefixed, A Poetical Epistle to the Author, By An American Gentleman [William Cliffton]. A New Edition, Revised.

By GIFFORD William

Philadelphia : Re-Printed for William Cobbett, 1799. . 12mo, contemporary marbled boards, brown leather spine and tips, some wear Title has ownership signature neatly clipped at top right; 19th century ownership signature on front pastedown. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Shipton & Mooney 35546


Old Junk

By TOMLINSON Henry Major

London: Andrew Melrose Ltd., 1918. . 8vo, navy-blue cloth, spine faded, top outer corner bumped; bookplate. Pages browned due to W.W.W.I cheap paper. First Edition


A Brave Lady

By [MULOCK Dinah Maria (later Mrs. Craik)]

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. . Large 8vo, orange pebbled cloth, somewhat soiled; sownership signature on front free endpaper Although not noted in Wolff, this printing is probably taken from an excepted journal printing or was reduced by Harper & Brothers for the recognized first edition is the London 1870 3-decker. It seems probable that this printing has the reduced text; it seems highly unlikely that the full text could be reduced to so few pages


The Strange Destiny of Rupert Brooke

By [BROOKE, Rupert]. Lehmann John

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. . 8vo, gray paper-covered boards; brown cloth spine; dust jacket


The Land of Promise. A Novelization of W. Somerset Maugham's Play

By [MAUGHAM]. Torbett D.

New York: Edward J. Clode, 1914. . 8vo, red cloth, some wear to extremities; top edge soiled; ownership signature on front free endpaper; scribbling on verso of frontispiece; one leaf torn. First Edition--there being no English edition--Stott E-2


The Fox Meditates...Illustrated by Lionel Edwards, R.I.

By KIPLING Rudyard

London: Medici Society, 1933. . 8vo, self wrappers, tied in centerfold with wool thread, original mailing envelope present. First Edition. Stewart 617


Northern Studies

By GOSSE Sir Edmund

London: Walter Scott, 1890. . 12mo, red cloth. Camelot series


Letters of James M. Barrie

By [BARRIE]. Meynell Viola, Editor

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. . 8vo, red cloth, dust jacket with some rubbing over hinges and corners. First American edition


The Powys Brothers: A Biographical Appreciation

By [POWYS BROTHERS]. Hopkins Kenneth

Rutherford, Madison, & Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1967. . Large 8vo, black cloth, dust jacket. MINT


Firdausi in Exile and Other Poems

By GOSSE Sir Edmond

London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885. . 8vo, three quarter dark blue morocco; hinges cracked, but holding; top of spine coming away. One of 50 large paper copies numbered and signed by the Chiswick Press


Love: A Play in Five Acts

By KNOWLES James Sheridan

London: Edward Moxon, 1839. . 8vo, disbound, spine showing evidence of old pamphlet binding. First and last pages browned from old binding, not migrating to other side of leaves. Third edition of this play which opened at Covent Garden, November 2, 1839. This edition not listed in Nicholl, Vol. IV, p. 339


The Works...With a Memoir by Lucy Aikin

By BARBAULD Anna Laetitia

New-York: Carvill et al, 1826. . 2 volumes. 12mo in half-sheets contemporary marbled boards, leather spines and tips; some wear to bindings with front outer hinge of volume II cracked but firm; dampstaining to lower bottom corner of text block in Vol. I, much less in Vol. II One of two American editions published in 1826, the other by D. Reed of Boston, no priority established. Mrs. Barbauld was a prolific children's book writer, a poet, critic, and essayist. She could apparently read at the age of two and by two and a half was reading "as well as most women", according to her mother. A most erudite woman (she had finally persuaded her father to teach her Latin and Greek) she was regarded by Dr. Johnson as his best imitator "for she has imitated the sentiment as well as the diction." Charles Lamb bemoaned the fact that "Mrs. Barbauld's stuff has banished all the old classics of the nursery. Harvey Dalton was more positive "Language like that [her "Hymns in Prose"], so simple yet almost majestic, is worth giving to children...Mrs. Barbauld's masterly command of English has been rivalled by few other writers for children;...and if words alone sufficed, she would have achieved for all time her purpose in exciting wonder and delight in things seen." Mrs. Barbauld edited Richardson's correspondence (much of our knowledge of his life is based on this); compiled a 50-volume edition of "The British Novelists"; and in 1791 wrote "An Epistle to William Wilberforce" attacking the slave trade. The present edition is edited by her niece and contains a 42-page Memoir in Vol. I which is not always sympathetic, probably because Lucy Aikin was compared, as a child, to her precocious aunt by her maternal grandmother who dubbed her "dunce"


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