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        BRILLIANTS. A Setting of Humorous Poetry in Brilliant Types.

      xv, [1 blank], 96pp. Original full decorative leather gilt. 58 x 41 mm. All edges gilt. Miniature bookplate of M. A. Elton. Presentation inscription on front endpaper to M. A. Elton from A. Lang [Andrew Lang the fairy and folk tale authority who compiled the famous series of coloured fairy books]. Front inner hinge cracked, else a very good copy of this the rare first edition of this famous miniature. See Bondy, page 98, who mentions only the second edition of 1895; also Bromer and Edison page 46 who likewise only mention the second edition; Speilmann 117 who also only cites the edition; Welsh 2304 for the first edition. The first edition would appear to be very rare, no copy appearing at auction in 32 years, however, there are four records of the later 1895 printing.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Artistic Japan: Illustrations and Essays.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ltd. 1888-91.. 6 vols., in five [all published], folio, extensively illustrated throughout, mostly coloured, some folding (one loose and torn, another torn along the fold), orig. pictorial wrappers bound in, orig. parchment boards, soiled, a couple of small tears to hinges but overall and very good set of a scarce periodical.A total of 36 monthly issues which appeared between May 1881 and May 1891. French and German editions were published simultaneously under the titles "Le Japon artistique" and "Japanischer formenschatz".

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Edited by Nigel Nicolson.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Six volumes complete, all first editions, comprising: Volume 1: The Flight of the Mind (1888 1912), xxi, 531pp. Volume 2: The Question of Things Happening (1912 1922), xxvi, 627pp. Volume 3: A Change of Perspective (1923 1928), xxii, 600pp. Volume 4: A Reflection of the Other Person (1929 1931), xxi, 442pp. Volume 5: The Sickle Side of the Moon (1932 1935), xviii, 476pp. Volume 6: Leave the Letters Till We're Dead (1936 1941), xvii, 556pp. All volumes large octavo and very good clean copies in original cloth with pictorial dust-wrappers designed by Angelica Garnett, (Virginia Woolf's niece, Vanessa Bell's daughter). Each volume with an introduction by Nigel Nicolson and fully indexed. With two signed letters from the editor loosely inserted. London, The Hogarth Press, 1975 1980.This set is a keystone of any Virginia Woolf collection. The two original signed letters with this copy from the editor Nigel Nicolson (who was Vita Sackville-West's son) includes one to the scholar McLaurin in which he enquires about the date of a Virginia Woolf letter that is quoted by McLaurin in his Critical Heritage volume on Woolf - McLaurin's corrected draft is also present. The second Nicolson letter acknowledges McLaurin's reply and accepts his suggestions for further research.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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