- Category = W
The Companion for the Altar.
Manchester: M. Bancks, 1815. Full straight grain morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful little volume with gilt bands and centre tools on the spine and gilt 'Cambridge' panels framing the straight grained boards. All edges gilt. One leaf has a small repaired tear without loss. A very pretty copy of this rare provincial imprint.More details Price: £300.00
The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism.
London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, c.1880. 4 volumes bound in 2, complete, 10.5 inches tall. A stirring and boisterous account of aspects of the Sea. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With engraved illustrations throughout, including many full page plates. Heavy foxing to the title page of volume 1, otherwise very clean.More details Price: £280.00
The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar. With Biographical and Critical Notices by Leigh Hunt.
London: Edward Moxon, 1840. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A very handsome early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, dense extra gilt panels, label and dentelles. Portrait and engraved title page. Double column. Containing many of the great 'Restoration Comedies' or 'Comedies of Manner'. After the 18 years of Puritan rule, during which public theatre was banned, these works lacked all restraint in celebrating the pleasures of life. Rakish, immoral and improper in style and sexually explicit in language they have remained popular ever since their publication from 1660 to 1710.More details Price: £280.00
Penelope's English Experiences. Being extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton.
London: Gay and Bird, 1904. Half calf, 7.25 inches tall. A striking half calf by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt centre tools, titles and all edges. Delightful illustrations throughout by Charles E.Brock. In pristine condition.
The Register of St. Margaret’s Westminster, London 1660-1675.
London: The Harleian Society, 1934. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Slight darkening to the boards. Comprising The Harleian Society volume LXIV.
A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman in the Service of the Gospels.
London: Essex House Press, 1901. Full vellum, 6 inches tall. A fine example with yapp edges and black lettering to the spine. Uncut. One of 250 copies, of which this is number 74. A delightful work printed at this great Private Press 'under the care of C.R. Ashbee'.
The Life of William Wilberforce.
London: Seeley, Burnside and Seeley, 1843. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb little binding by Illingworth and Hicks of Wakefield. A sumptuous binding with gilt raised bands, splendid extra gilt panels and boards. All edges gilt. A neat ink inscription dated 1849 on the first blank. Some foxing on the portrait and title page and a few other leaves but mostly clean. An interesting biography of the great campaigner against the slave trade by his son.
Les Épreuves de Marguerite Lyndsay. (The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay)
Paris: (vols. 1& 2 H. Fournier; vols. 3 & 4 Firmin Didot for) Ambroise Dupont et Roret, Urbain Canel, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Second French edition of The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay (1823), the first French edition being 1823 (both editions very rare). Issued anonymously in English, the novel was is attributed by its French editors to Scots poet Allan Cunningham and presented with a biographical preface. It is in fact by fellow Scot John Wilson, better known as the pre-eminent contributors (with Blackwood and Hogg) to Blackwood’s Magazine (he is credited with over 500 contributions between 1817 and 1854). OCLC lists 2 copies only of each French edition: 1823 (Bn and University of Lille); 1825 (NLS and Lyon)More details Price: £200.00
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Half calf, 6.5 inches tall. An elegant binding with gilt raised bands, gilt panels and top edge. Finely printed on handmade paper. Bound together with 'The Soul of Man'.More details Price: £200.00
Reminiscences of the late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or, the Pursuits of an English country Gentleman.
London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1862. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A lovely binding with gilt raised bands, fine panels with 'country sport' centre tools and gilt top edge. Portrait and other illustrations.More details Price: £150.00
Sketches in the Hunting Field.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A lovely binding with gilt raised bands, fine panels with 'country sport' centre tools and gilt top edge. Illustrations by John Sturgess.More details Price: £150.00
Poetical Works of Edmund Waller
London: Parker, 1854. Half calf, 6.5 inches tall. An elegant binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands and fine gilt panels. A lovely copy of the works of this fascinating 17th cenutry English poet. A fine copy.More details Price: £80.00
The Remains of Henry Kirk White…With an Account of His Life By Robert Southey.
London: Longman et al, 1825. Half calf, 5.5 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, label and blind centre tools. Portrait and engraved title page both of which are foxed, the rest of the text being clean. Owners inscription on the free endpaper and at the head of the second title page. A charming copy of the eleventh edition.More details Price: £75.00