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        Handy Specimen Book, Specimens Of Type....

      Handy Specimen Book, Specimens Of Type....* Catalog of Printing Machinery and Materials, Wood Goods, Etc. *American Type Founders Company1898 American Type Founders Company , ChicagoHardcover. Size : 7.25 inches tall.. 934 pages.Features * Letter with price changes date May 1, 1898 pasted on the rear endpapers. Rare Book. Black and white.Notes * American Type Founders Company. 1898. Specimens of type, borders & ornaments, brass rules and cuts, etc. : catalogue of printing machinery and materials, wood goods, etc. Chicago: American Type Founders. Scarce: OCLC notes only 3 copies at libraries.CONDITION : VG+Previous owners name and date (Sept 16, 1898) in ink on the front pastedown endpaper. Light wear only. This is the nicest copy of a type specimen book I have ever had. Except for a pencil checkmark, virtually unmarked. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only

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        Tales of Unrest

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1898 London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. First English edition. 8vo. . Original green cloth, t.e.g. Unicorn bookplate of Scott Cunningham. Spine ends bumped. Near fine. Smith, pp. 13- 14; Cagle A4c1

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        Lyrical Poems of Shelley

      London: The Vale Press, 1898. 54pp, [2]. Contemporary full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, author to first panel, publishers initials to sixth, covers with attractive geometric design, Laurence Hodson's initials to the large central circle, with small roundels and dots to intersections all in gilt, gilt roll to edges and inner edges. Externally near fine, internally bright and clean. From the library of Laurence W. Hodson, with his book label to front pastedown. Binding designed by Charles Ricketts and bound by Zaehnsdorf, with the monogram HR [for Hacon and Ricketts] to the inside of lower cover, limited edition of two hundred and eighteen copies, this being one of only eight printed on vellum. For a similar Ricketts designed binding on the same book, see Maggs 1212 Part II, item 267, where they note that have handled 'only one other copy of this Shelley in a special binding' (theirs not printed on vellum). Watry B19. First Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good+. Illus. by Ricketts, Charles. 16mo. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield

      Boston, New York, London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on the front fly leaf: “Compliments of Howard Thayer Kingsbury November 1898.” Small 8vo; 241 pp. Publisher's original red cloth lettered and decorated in silver to the spine and upper board, with a frontispiece portrait (tissue guard still place) of the actor Mansfield in costume. A Near Fine copy, the spine slightly faded (though the silver remains bright) and darkened page edges. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and first translated into English by Kingsbury for Lamson, Wolffe the same year. Mansfield was the first actor to play Cyrano in the United States in an English translation.The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), Rostand’s favorite writer. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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      Boston: Lamson, Wolffe and Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE Binding; 1st Editions; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 241 pages; Nicely full bound in brown pigskin with gilt lettering and borders turned in denteles. Printed on rich laid paper. T E G. Owner's name neatly on an endpaper. Silk marker ribbon. Frontis shows Richard Mansfield as Cyrano. Performed by him at Garden Theater on opening Oct 3, 1898. Contents clean and complete. Binding solid. .

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      New York: William R. Jenkins, 1898 The True First American Edition. A near fine example of this rare [French Language] American publication bound in decorated green cloth over boards. 8vo. [1-6], 7-239 pages preceding the Doubleday English edition. With author & title credits in highly decorative gold lettering on the upper cover above an illustrated black stamped image of Cyrano gazing upward: author, title and publisher credit across the backstrip, teg. fore-edge uncut. With 9 black & white plates. In a sound binding, with extremities only very lightly rubbed. A very nice copy. Rare. Cyrano was first published [1898] by Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle in Paris. In the United States it was published first in French in the same year by the William R. Jenkins Company & then in a much more broadly distributed English version by the firm of Doubleday, McClure which is most often called erroneously the first US edition. In the same year, Heinemann published the 1st UK edition. Both English language editions are preceded by the sparse Jenkins French printing; the French [American] copies being very far outnumbered by the later English language ones. This is the true First American Printing of Cyrano, in the very nice decorated original binding. Rostand's highlight & basis for two screen efforts; The Jose Ferrer 1950's original & the 1990 remake starring Gerard Depardieu. Ferrer won Best Actor Academy award for his portrayal of Cyrano. The 1990 film was up for five awards, including Oscar nominations for Depardieu & for the Best Foreign Film.. 1st Edition.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac

      New York: William R. Jenkins, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First American Edition (in French), preceding both British and American English-language editions. Tall 8vo: [6],7-239,[1]pp, with nine black and white plates, the first, of Rostand, with protective tissue. Publisher's vertically ribbed green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. A better than Near Fine copy, binding sound, pages fresh and bright, plates clean and free of foxing. Cyrano de Bergerac was first published in France by Charpentier et Fasquelle in 1898 (following its stage production at the Porte Saint-Martin Theater in Paris on December 28, 1897), and then, in this edition, in New York. The play is based loosely on the life of Savien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), known for his swashbuckling adventures and large nose, and was meticulously researched, down to the names of the members of the Académie française and the dames précieuses glimpsed before the performance in the first scene. Written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format. Cyrano introduced the word "panache" into the English language. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Cyrano de Bergerac Comedie Heroique en Cinq Actes en Vers Representee a Paris, sur le Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin le 28 decembre 1897

      Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1898. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This copy has a gift inscription on the title page "En souvenir des ses amies de pension Noel 1898 **** Wild" where **** a first name we cannot decipher, otherwise it is unmarked. The binding is cocked, there are few small stains on the front. page 121/122 is loose at the top and it is lightly rubbed at the edges. It has a three-quarter binding with green cloth on the spine and corners, marbled boards and gold titles on a black paste down on the spine. It has 225 very lightly toned pages.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of four British first edition, first printings in dust jackets

      This is a full set of four British first edition, first printings in first printing dust jackets.  Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume.  Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s.  The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938.  The work was very well received, both critically and aesthetically.  The first edition is a physically impressive production.  The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 inches and are roughly 2 inches thick.  Each is bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge.  Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated.  Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading.  (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.)  Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always spine faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce.  Particularly scarce are first printing dust jackets for Volumes I & II.  We caution collectors to be wary of price-clipped dust jackets, as later impression Volume I & II dust jackets state either "2nd Impression" or "3rd Impression" printed next to the price on the lower front flap.  No such problem applies to Volumes III & IV, which each had only a single printing.  This full British first edition, first printing set features all four volumes in very good or better condition, with the accompanying dust jackets in very good minus or better condition.  Of note, all four dust jackets are unclipped, correct first printing examples.  The Volume I dust jacket bears a 1 inch wide x .625 inch deep triangular loss at the upper right hinge, but is otherwise complete, with wear at extremities and wrinkling and toning of the spine.  Both the Volume II & III jackets show some spine toning and wear at the spine heads, with a small chip at both the lower spine and the upper front hinge.  The Volume IV jacket shows both toning and some minor staining to the spine, with a .25 inch loss at the lower spine and two small black ink marks to the lower right corner of the front face.  All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  All four volumes beneath the jackets feature clean and tight bindings.  The dust jackets have done their job; the usual fading to the bindings is limited to spots at the Volume I spine ends corresponding to dust jacket wear.  The contents of all four volumes are crisp, bright, and tight.  All four volumes feel unread.  We find no previous ownership marks in the set.  Spotting is mostly minor, generally limited to endpapers and page edges and only fore edge spotting to Volume III notable.  The page edges show various degrees of mild age-toning.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166.

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        SEASIDE FUN. Dean's "Surprise Model" Series No. 3

      London: Dean & Son, 1898. pp.8 plus title page; colour illustrations throughout, with some mechanical/model pictures. Binding, very good, bright victorian glazed boards, a little rubbed on the edges, minimal wear, plain grey cloth to the spine, no fraying and clean. Contents clean and tight, no spotting, title page with some irregular browning to the paper, neat inscription to the front paste down dated 1898, three model/mechanical coloured plates complete and working with cotton pulls, further fine and bright illustrations to text. A very good copy, please see images.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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      London: William Heinemann, 1898. Limited Library edition. Nicholson, Wiliam. Folio, verse and 12 full-page color lithographic plates, original tissue guards. Color illustrated paper over boards with parchment spine. The binding is very slightly age-toned. The endpapers are moderately spotted which have lightly transferred to the opposite leaf only. An unusually fine copy. The Limited Library edition is printed on Japanese vellum.

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports by William Nicholson: Words by Rudyard Kipling

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Signed by William Nicholson. This is the popular edition of Nicholson';s almanac, a classic of early British modernism, with his striking color woodcuts illustrating twelve different sports. They are: hunting, coursing, racing, boating, fishing, cricket, archery, coaching, shooting, golf, boxing, and skating. Kipling provided the text for each sport, which faces the illustration. Signed by Nicholson on front free endpaper and at the bottom of the print for January. Folio in brown paper boards with title, author(s), and hunting illustration to front cover. Boards are chipped along edges and slightly soiled. Linen spine has darkened and has tears along front hinge. The interior pages are in very good condition, with the usual offsetting of the illustrations to the text pages and with age-toning. The illustrations themselves are not affected. Small book seller sticker on rear pastedown. Unpaginated. ART/071111.

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        LONDON TYPES. Quatorzains by W. E. Henley

      William Heniemann. London.,1898. SECOND EDITION, issued in the same month as the first. Large 4to. (13.4 x 11.5 inches). Decorative colour printed front board, lettered and showing the illustration for The Bus Driver, plus twelve full page colour lithographs after the original woodblocks. Brown paper covered boards, printed in colour litho. Plain tan cloth spine. Neat and attractive previous owners bookplate (the celebrated art collectors Robert and Evelyn Benson) on the front paste-down endpaper. Some minor foxing to endpapers and the edges of the boards a little rubed and bumped but overall a very good, bright copy of this beautiful book. :

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        An Almanac of Twelve Sports

      London.: William Heinemann.. 1898.. 12 full page color lithographs, unpaginated, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, two-color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Spine chipped and frayed, hinges cracking, rubbing to edges of cover; the plates are in excellent condition without offset from the text opposite, the one exception regarding condition is the plate for June (Cricket) which is marred by streaks on the trousers of the batter. Twelve color lithographs after woodblock prints by William Nicholson. For each of the twelve months of the year a sport is illustrated while an accompanying verse by Rudyard Kipling provides a commentary on the sport. Includes images of Skating, Boxing, Golf, Shooting, Archery, etc. .

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        The Page

      Hackbridge, Surrey, 1898-1901. Nine small quarto volumes. The complete run of the publication. Includes the first twelve issues from 1898, bound together in a single volume in green cloth boards as issued (they were also published separately); the Special Extra Number from 1898, which was a supplement compiled from the first three issues of the journal; all four Volume 2 issues from 1899 and 1900 along with the Specimen Copy from 1899; The Page Christmas Number from 1900; and issues 1 and 2 from 1901, bound together in wrappers as issued (numbers 3 and 4 were planned but never issued). Lacks the second "Special Number," which was compiled from the first twelve issues. Also a few of the plates are not present, although one of these is the plate of Henry Irving from Volume 1 No. 3; Fletcher and Rood report that no copy has been seen with this plate. The set does contain some of the rarer plates not usually seen. With the exception of the first 12 issues in boards, all issues are bound in brown, tan, or green illustrated wrappers. The Page was a journal of the literary and visual arts edited by Edward Gordon Craig, illustrated throughout with black and white and color artwork by Craig and many other leading artists of the day, including Oliver Bath, James Pryde, Max Beerbohm, and Edward Burne Jones. It printed a variety of works in a number of artistic disciplines, including poetry, prose, and even music along with its poster illustrations, costume designs, portraits, bookplates, and "other curious things." A champion of the work of Walt Whitman, Craig included snippets of the poet's verse in the magazine as well as engraved portraits of Whitman. Craig was the son of Ellen Terry, the famed stage actor, and her bookplate as well as an illustration of her appear in the magazine, as does an advertisement for his sister Edith's costume design business. But the magazine also stands out for the playful sense of humor it mixed in with the serious art. In the Specimen Copy, for example, Craig announces that he is taking orders for gingerbread in honor of traditional gingerbread Horn Books used by children to learn the alphabet. "Our gingerbread will be sold at 1/3 a piece," he writes, "each piece having a fine capital A B C D etc. on it, and . . . an o thrown in (this is for the governess to eat). . . ." A renowned designer in the theater, Craig published The Page at a time when his artistic interests were broadening to include illustration and writing, and the magazine is a product of his involvement in these areas. He would later go on to publish The Mask, a periodical about theater arts. To the book world, he is perhaps most revered for his masterful "black figure" woodcuts for the 1928 Cranach Presse edition of Hamlet. Most issues in this set are in near fine or fine condition, their paper wrappers intact with no tears or defects, save for some edgewear as might be expected for yapped edges extending beyond the text block. The Special Extra Number and the Christmas Number show some additional wear, the former with a two-inch tear at the spine head resulting in some paper loss and the latter with cracks at the hinges and some paper loss at the spine ends. Text block in issue number 1 of bound volume loose, but holding. Aside from these few condition issues, a fine set of a landmark publication by a legend of the stage and the page, rare in its entirety. Prospectus and several announcements laid in. Bookplate.

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      [Cambridge, Ma.? 1898].. 177pp. Illustrated with 136 photographs. Autograph letter from the author laid in. Original green cloth, gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf. Minor toning, but generally quite clean and fresh internally. Very good. An apparently unpublished travel narrative by an American woman, with extensive commentary on the regions visited and their inhabitants and customs, illustrated at length with original photographs. Whiting's narrative begins with a train trip to New York to board an Atlantic steamer for the voyage across to Spain and a Mediterranean cruise. Traveling with her husband and two sons, Whiting describes a rough crossing with much "mal de mer," but with a pleasant interlude in the Madeira Islands before landing at Gibraltar to begin a tour of the southern Spanish coast. The group begins their Mediterranean cruise with a visit to Granada, where they tour the Alhambra; they then proceed to Algiers, Tunis, Cairo - taking a jaunt to the pyramids and a cruise up the Nile. From Egypt they travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Beirut, Baalbeck, Constantinople, Athens, Palermo, Pompeii, Monaco, and Genoa. Throughout the trip, Whiting comments at length on the people encountered, tourist sites, customs, dress, local living conditions, etc., all the while carrying on a breakneck social schedule of luncheons, dinners, dances, and various cultural activities and outings. Adding significantly to the interest of the diary, Whiting has illustrated the volume with original photographs which capture scenes and people she is recording in print. Thus we get to see Whiting and her group at the pyramids and the Sphinx, her guides, local women covered head to toe in exotic but discreet Muslim garb, ostriches, boats on the Nile, camels, the marketplace in Jerusalem, mosques, palaces, monuments and temples, and other fascinating sights. The volume is inscribed "To her appreciative friend / Mary Hunsiker / from the author." The autograph letter laid in, dated 1928, informs a relative that she will receive the diary upon the demise of the original recipient. OCLC does not appear to list any published works by Whiting. A detailed, rich view of society from all walks of life around the Mediterranean rim, written by a well-educated upper-class American woman in her sixties.

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      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1898.. Oblong small quarto. Cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Illustrated throughout. Edges and fore-tips shelfworn and bumped, endsheets a bit foxed, boards a bit dust darkened, but a good copy of a fragile book. First edition. Loosely-inserted is an autograph letter, signed ("Frost") from the artist, 3pp, 8vo, on the blue printed stationery of Convent, Morris County, New Jersey, 2 May, 1898. To "Frank," inviting him to play golf at the Morris County course, and to view some art on which Frost is currently employed: "I am at work on some golf caricatures that I would like to have you see, but I wouldn't let you see unless you saw them in my studio: I think they are pretty good and I see a good scheme [?] in them. . . ." Further, Frost refers to his own prowess as a golfer (" . . . I can't hit a balloon yet; played Saturday and today and am pretty rank...") and thanks his correspondent for allowing him to send the "Bicycle drawing" to him, adding: "I feel sure any idea you have for a book is a good idea, and I can almost say I am ready to go with [?] it." Beneath his signature, Frost has drawn a caricature of himself playing golf, captioned: "This is the way the ball looks so I hit it on its top." Letter slightly soiled and worn; edges browned; some slight marking on verso, else very good. The recipient of this letter may be the author, Frank R. Stockton, whose property in Morristown, New Jersey, "The Holt," adjoined Frost's own property at Convent Station. Frost illustrated a number of Stockton's stories, and was one of the latter's few intimate friends. REED, p.158.

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        Peep Bo Pictures

      London: Ernest Nister, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. G. H. Thompson, E. S. Hardy, W. Foster et al. Delightful and extremely rare movable book from Nister comprising of six transformation chromolithograph illustrations. The transformations are made up of horizontal slats operated by a tab that changes the illustration from one scene into another. So there is one scene of two cats having afternoon tea in a teashop and then they go on a boat trip at sea in a boat driven by a Puffin; a hen with her eggs just hatching and then taking her chickens out on the lake. As expected with Nister they are beautiful and sugar sweet! In Hunt, p.316. Not in Montanaro. 20x17.5 cm; 16pp.Scuffed boards with worn corners. This book suffers from the common problem with Nister books of having been published on wood pulp paper which is now very brittle, particularly around the edges. The book binder has re-set the pages and replaced the end papers [retaining the original front and rear free end papers] and reinforced some of the edges with archival tape, but the book is still fragile with chips / abrasions around the page edges / hinge lines - hence overall 'fair' condition. Some of the tabs have been replaced / repaired and all transformations work [to be operated with care!]. A very rare book with lovely illustrations! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      Published by Ernest Nister, 1898. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Montefiore, E.B.S.. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Panorama Picture Book. Printed in Bavaria 867. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, pictorial paper boards with colour illustration of leopard on a tree branch with five monkeys. 6 full page colour three dimensional scenes. Spine bumped. Corners and cover edges worn. Some scuff marks to covers. There are light cracks to the front corners. Endpapers browned. Staples rusty. There is light page browning but otherwise the contents are clean and the pop-ups are in excellent working order. A nice copy of a scarce book. [R]

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        Le Superbe Orenoque

      Paris: J Hetzel, 1898. Beautifully bound book by Jules Verne in original FRENCH TEXT. 411 pages plus 8 pages of adverts and catalogue of publications for period dated 1898-1899. Pages are slightly browned on edges, outer edges are gold on on all sides. Many B/w illustrations, some full page with single background colour, outer boards are very ornate with gold, blue and black decoration, lightly rubbed on edges and very slight fade to spine. HEAVY BOOK 2 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A really bright attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.. Decorative Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by George Roux. 11 x 7¼ Inches. Hardcover.

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        Monographiae entomologicae. I. A monograph of the genus Teracolus. Parts 1-11 (all issued)

      London, Lovell Reeve, 1898-(1902). 11 parts in one. 4to. 156 pp., 44 hand-coloured lithographed plates (numbered 1, 1a, 2-43). Later half cloth with gilt title on spine. All original wrappers bound in.* A very well-illustrated and detailed account of this colourful pierid genus by Emily Mary, one of the ten daughters of one on 19th century Britain's greatest ornithologists, Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847-1909). The work remained unfinished and stops at p. 156. It was originally stated to be completed in 24 parts. It is probably also the only work in the series "Monographiae entomologicae". The bound in wrappers show that parts I-III were published in 1898, IV-V in 1899, VI-VIII in 1900, IX-X in 1901, and XI in 1902, probably each with four plates and a variable amout of text pages. Signatures F, H, and K have but 4 pp., all others have 8. J, V, W have not been used, X is the last. Apparently seven issues had 16 pp., three had 12 pp., and one had 8 pp. The plates are drawn and lithographed by Fisher. A few plates (notably 1a and 2) have a minor brown water-stain at the top, however without touching the images. Very rare. Print-on-demand versions are no match by any standard. ADDED: Revision of the lepidopterous genus Teracolus, with descriptions of the new species. A paper by A. G. Butler published in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, and disbound from the 1876 volume. This work has 40 pages and two hand-coloured plates. Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 121; Nissen ZBI, 3834.

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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte. The Thornton Edition. 12 Volumes

      London: Downey and Co., Ltd, 1898. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. This is a beautifully bound set of the authoritative Thornton Edition. The set includes Jane Eyre (2 vols), Villette (2 vols), Shirley (2 vols), Windfell Hall (2 vols), The Professor, Agnes Grey, Gaskell, and Wuthering Heights. Bound in three quarter red morocco leather backed red cloth boards with gilt titles & decoration to spines. The binding is signed by Bickers and Son, Leicester Square; it is not the original binding, but it is from the same time period as the publishing date. Leather on spines is browned, though gilt remains bright on all volumes. Minor wear/chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. Minor wear to corners, minor rubbing to hinges, and minor scuffing to boards of some volumes. A few cracks to spine leather of several volumes. Bookplate of Frederic Shepard Dennis to front pastedown of all volumes. A later owner's name has been neatly handwritten along the tops of each bookplate. A third owner's name has been written in very small neat lettering on the top of the ffep in a few vols. Interiors are printed on laid paper and remain very clean. Frontispieces with tissue guards appear at the beginning of each novel. All volumes are tightly bound. Approximately 400 pages in each volume. A charming and complete collection of the Brontes' works. LIT/080905 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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      1898. 2. (MACDOUGALL,WILLIAM)illus. ISABELLA OR THE POT OF BASIL by John Keats. London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner 1898. 4to (8 x 10 1/4"), cloth stamped with a gilt art nouveau design, top edge gilt, cloth faded else VG+. 1st edition. This is a magnificent example of ART NOUVEAU book illustration featuring 16 different border designs as well as 8 intricate full page illustrations and vignettes. The influence of Beardsley and the Kelmscott Press is evident but Macdougall's work stands on its own originality. Truly a beauty. See Wick's Houghton Library Turn of the Century Catalogue number 40.

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      London: William Heinemann., 1898.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original grey cloth titled in black on spine and front panel. 303 pp. Of several noted variants, this is the issue with no publisher's catalogue inserted at the rear. Lacking the front free endpaper, and with a W.H. Smith & Sons Subscription Library label on the inner front cover; lower corners a trifle bruised, spine very slightly canted, a few small marks to the cloth. Overall, a very good copy, quite attractive. ¶ The classic Interplantary invasion novel.

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      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. <p>From the time when the great specialist in Flemish miniatures, Paul Durrieu, saw this manuscript in 1898 at an exhibition for the 4th centenary of the Discovery of America, it has been attributed to William Vrelant. Born in Utrecht, Vrelant set up his workshop in Bruges and was one of the greatest miniaturists of the 15th century. </p><p>A predominant feature in this manuscript is the use of perspective, clearly influenced by the Sienna school of the Trecento. Many figures are seen within architectural frameworks, a common feature of French miniatures of the time of the Duc de Berry. These backgrounds play an important part in the work and, whether landscapes or abstract compositions, are very elaborate. Their wealth of detail is characteristic of the best Flemish workshops: according to Professor Angulo, Flemish artists achieved a perfection virtually unsurpassed in the rendering of draperies, metals, jewels, glass, leather, etc. </p><p>Of the 3.487 miniatures (72 of them fall-page) 59 illustrate the essential and secondary texts, which are arranged under 10 headings: the calendar, extracts from the four Gospels, Hours of the Holy Ghost, Mass of Our Lady, Hours of Our Lady, Hours of the Passion of Jesus Christ, Office for the Dead, Penitential Psalms, various prayers and Intercession of the Saints. The other miniatures illustrate the large number of additional themes. We find an abundance of borders with traditional acanthus garlands, flowers, fruit, human figures, birds and small animals, as well as a large number of decorated capital letters (87 large, 181 medium and 2.964 small) , with a variety of decorations including burnished gold. The Gothic lettering of the written text is in black and red ink. </p> .

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        Archive of 38 Full and 10 Partial Letters to His Daughter, Helen Written 1898-1899

      England, 1898-1899. Manuscript material. Very Good. Manuscript material. This is a very substantial letter archive of nearly 400 pages from Arthur Godley, Baron Kilbracken (1847-1932), the well-connected and high-ranking secretary of state for India, to his just married daughter Helen. The letters were written between February 19, 1898 - December 29, 1899, and although the time span covered is short, just two years, the letters are long, detailed, engaging, and often humorous. They give an intimate picture of the private, upper-class world of that time, but they also encompass the larger political and social scene in late 1890s Britain. Arthur Godley was a brilliant Oxford graduate who served as principal private secretary to Prime Minister William Gladstone from 1872 to 1874 - an experience which shaped his entire life - before rising in government service to become the long serving under-secretary of state for India, 1883-1909. Godley writes about family and government matters, about his travels (he was especially fond of visiting churches and reveals a keen knowledge of architecture), his reading, the cause of women&#39;;s rights (Helen was a supporter of women&#39;;s rights), dinners and other occasions with important people. He also writes of other matters, including religious bills before parliament, bicycling, the perils of foreign travel, and the memorial windows to Jane Austen newly installed at Westminster Cathedral. Among the people mentioned in the letters are the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Curzon, Rudyard Kipling, and the dukes of York and of Cambridge. Accompanied by two charming carte-de-visite of Helen at the age of three, and an autograph letter signed by Gladstone&#39;;s wife to Walter Charles James referring to the installation of James&#39;;s son-in-law, Godley, as Gladstone&#39;;s private secretary. Letters are written on stationery 4.5 x 6.5 inches in size, with most sheets having a black border. A small hole has been punched in their upper left hand corners, probably as a means of tying them together. All are in very good condition. ALS/042512.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. Only 500 copies printed. UNCOMMON PRESENTATION COPY. Signed and inscribed "To Sir James Crichton-Browne from Thomas Hardy." Crichton-Browne was a famous Victorian physician known for his work in psychiatry and public health reform. According to his autobiography, Hardy met and talked with the doctor several times. This included one occasion where they had a "scientific conversation" regarding the size of a woman&#39;;s brain. Bound in the original dark green cloth with gilt ornament and initials "TH" on front board and gilt title and author to spine. The binding is in very nice condition with some mild bumping to spine and corner edges, but very bright and unfaded. There is minor pulling away of some of the signatures, but the binding remains tight. The interior pages are clean throughout. There are thirty illustrations by the author. 228 pages. POE/032009.

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        Wessex Poems and Other Verses. With Thirty Illustrations by the Author

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Pp. xi, 228, frontispiece with tissue guard, black & white illustrations throughout, original limited presentation binding in cream coloured cloth with gilt-stamped circular decal to front cover and gilt spine titles, all edges bright gilt, bevelled edges. Housed in a custom-made two-fold wrapper insert and slipcase of quarter teal morocco and maroon cloth with faux raised bands and gilt spine titles. Cream cloth tanned as usual most likely due to the adhesive used in binding, engraved bookplate to front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine, clean, tight collectible copy.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Octavo.

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        An Address Delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21,1894

      (London: Longmans & Co., 1898). Octavo. 25 pp. The text of Morris&#39;s address is printed here by the Chiswick Press. This copy was bound by the Doves Bindery in 1900 in full green morocco, and features gilt corner designs of rose leaves in groups of threes, double rules, and dots and gouges. This design is repeated on both panels. Very light fading near spine, else a fine copy.

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London: Harry Quilter, 1898. [60], publisher&#39;s original full calf, smooth back, title to spine in gilt, upper cover with gilt frame encompassing various panels made up of fruit, large volutes with author, title and illustrator above between and below two recessed embossed panel, decorative endpapers. Rebacked, with original spine laid on, rubbed to extremities. Internally quite bright and clean, all but two pages with original tissue guards. PRINTED ON VELLUM THROUGHOUT (except one page in colour which is on silk), number forty-nine of one hundred copies thus, signed by the illustrator to the limitation leaf. Quilter was better known as an art critic, see ODNB. Signed by Illustrator. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. Illus. by Quilter, Harry and Quilter, Mary. Folio. Limited De Luxe Edition.

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      1898. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First English Edition of Conrad&#39;s fourth book -- his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale anticipating his later "Heart of Darkness"). Cagle estimates a total printing of about 1250 copies, including some copies with no gilt top edge (such as this one) and some copies that were remaindered with a cancel title page and a later binding. The American edition by Scribner&#39;s is believed to have come out about ten days earlier.~This is a near-fine copy with the spine gilt brighter than usual and with scarcely any wear (a few faint cover marks). This is becoming a scarce book in this condition. Cagle A4c(1), binding b (top edge plain).

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        January: Hunting An Almanac of Twelve Sports

      London: William Heinemann, 1898. Archivally double-matted and framed in 1 inch black Eastlake-style moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 15.5 x 17.75 inches. First printing Fine A Fine original color-printed lithograph. Quarto (9.75 x 12.25). Archivally double-matted and framed in 1 inch black Eastlake-style moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 15.5 x 17.75 inches. William Nicholson (British 1872-1949) gained notoriety as a beloved portrayer of British Victorian culture with his dignified caricatures of both the pillars of society and the lay folk. His woodcut portraits of Queen Victoria, James McNeill Whistler, and Rudyard Kipling, from which this print was inspired, were both traditional yet innovative. Referencing the subculture of the late 19th Century Parisian Cafe society through the poster advertisements, and the work of Toulouse-Lautrec, Nicholson&#39;s mid-tonal compositions honored the void as well as the light. His revolutionary technique of carving away wide sections of block introduced a modern perspective to the traditional art of portraiture, caricature and book illustration. &

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        Reports of State Trials: New Series, 1820-1858. 8 Vols

      1898. Macdonell, Sir John, and John E.P. Wallis, Editors. Reports of State Trials: New Series, 1820-[1858]. Published Under the Direction of The State Trials Committee. London: Printed for H.M.S.O., by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen, 1888-1898. Eight volumes. Complete set. Portrait frontispieces. Maps. Fold-out plans, facsimiles. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary quarter cloth over paper boards, some shelfwear with some bumps and scuffs, stain to spine of one volume, front hinge of Volume 1 cracked but secure, a few other hinges weak or starting. A very good copy of an uncommon set. * First edition. Contents: Vol. 1. 1820 to 1823; Vol. 2. 1823 to 1831; Vol. 3. 1831 to 1840; Vol. 4. 1839 to 1843; Vol. 5. 1843 to 1844; Vol. 6. 1842 to 1848; Vol. 7. 1848 to 1850; Vol. 8. 1850 to 1858. The first collection of English state trials was published in 1719. It formed the nucleus of later collections produced in the next hundred years under the direction of later editors, most notably Francis Hargrave and William Cobbett. The final volume, containing reports of cases from 1820, appeared in 1826. In 1885 Parliament decided to produce an edition of later reports, so they commissioned a "new series" covering the years from 1820 to 1858 under Macdonell&#39;s direction. Holdsworth says it is an "excellently edited" work in the History of English Law, an opinion shared by most critics (XII:128). Cited frequently, it remains a standard work.

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        The Decoration of Houses

      London: B. T. Batsford, 1898. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine. First UK edition, First Impression of the author&#39;s first book under her married name (a collection of poems appeared in 1878 under Edith Newbold Jones). Batsford bound up sheets from the first American edition and issued them with a cancel title page. Tall, wide 8vo; pp xxii, 204, [2]pp, with 56 plates and an 8-page publisher&#39;s catalogue. Publisher&#39;s burgundy cloth, the upper cover decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the spine titled in gilt, the top edge gilt, the fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. An unusually collectible copy, for all purposes Fine, with all plates present and firmly attached and free of spotting and foxing, all pages (save the toned front fly leaf and first blank) clean, fresh and bright, the binding square and holding firm. Neat and rather elegant ownership inscription to the first blank, dated &#145;1.Sept.05.&#146; Quite scarce in this superb condition. Wharton "was traveling in Europe in early 1895, gathering inspiration for The Decoration of Houses (1897), which she co-wrote with Ogden Codman, a young society architect. . . . Although there is something superficially bizarre about a decorating book whose illustrations are drawn from the great palaces of Europe, the structural principles espoused by Wharton and Codman are essentially functional: rooms must do the work for which they are intended. This first foray into the subject in print was only the beginning: three more books would follow which drew on this expertise and interest&#151;Italian Villas and their Gardens (1904), Italian Backgrounds (1905), and A Motor-Flight Through France (1908)." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

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        Jahresmappe der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien. With Kathe Kollwitz Pencil Signed Original Lithograph

      Wien/Vienna: Society for Reproduction of Viennese Art The "Jahresmappe" was issued annually from 1898 to 1931 (excepting 1915 when it was not published). Each year typically included three to six large folio-sized original lithographs, etchings or woodcuts by notable artists working in Austria. The works for each year were enclosed in a folded printed wrapper This collection contains the artwork issued for the years 1902 through 1910; 1912 through 1914; 1916 through 1920; and 1926. In all, 72 pieces (of 84) pieces from the years 1902 through 1920 are present. 1926 is complete with 3 - bringing the total count to 75. Several of the pieces are in color. All etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, are signed by the artists (usually in pencil) except for 1920 when titles and credits were printed. Artwork is all fine or near fine, most of the tissue protectors present. The original printed paper wrappers are included for all sets. The paper wrappers are for the most part fine or near fine though 1919 is only "fair", 1920 and 1926 about "good." Of particular note is the Kathe color lithograph titled "Arbeiterfrau", signed by Kollwitz in pencil and included in the 1906 set. The lithograph is in mint condition. Other artists include Joseph Pennell, Lovis Corinth, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Albert Baertsoen, Rudolf Junk and Roland Strasser. The collection is encased in a customJahresmappe hardcover folding portfolio, titled on the front panel. The portfolio is in good condition - moderately worn and soiled but complete. A detailed listing of the contents is available as are photographs. Don&#39;t hesitate to contact us for more information. . Signed By Artist. Portfolio. Near Fine. Illus. by Kathe Kollwitz et al. . Elephant Folio.

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        The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Presentation copy.

      1898. 1898 - Cannon, Walter B. (1871-1945) and Moser, Albert. The movements of the food in the oesophagus. Offprint from Am J. Physiology 1 (1898). 435-444pp. 243 x 172 mm. Original printed wrappers, small chip in upper corner of front wrapper, minor creasing. Inscribed by Cannon on the front wrapper: "With the regards of W. B. Cannon." Docketed on front wrapper. First Edition, offprint issue. Cannon was the first to use x rays to study the digestive system; his work laid the foundations of gastrointestinal radiology. The present paper, written while Cannon was still a medical student, describes Cannon's first experiments with x-rays to examine the mechanism of swallowing, including his first public demonstration, by means of x-rays, of the phenomena of deglutition. This ground-breaking work was undertaken less than a year after Roentgen's discovery of the x-ray. DSB. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: James Bowden ... New York: M. F. Mansfield,. [1898]. original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black, red and gold, spine panel stamped in gold.. Slight spine lean, hairline cracks along inner hinges which are still. holding tight, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a. very good or better copy. (#130777). First edition, U.S. issue. "Adventure story set in Western Australia of the discovery of pigmy subhuman people ruled over by Tor Ymmothe, the last Lemurian." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. "Exuberant, somewhat ludicrous semi-juvenile adventure romance ... Motifs include a lost race of Lemurians who live around an extinct volcano; a bunyip -- a monster with a human head, crocodile body, and assorted appendages; a sleeping beauty who awakens but later crumbles into dust; a curse laid on the land by a mistreated missionary; semi-vampirism and bondage; alchemical gold; and a ghost." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1450. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1982. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 202. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 228. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 20. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Reginald 12823.

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      Amica, Mexico. 1898.. Pencil sketch, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (visible size within the mat). Framed and matted. Near fine. Not examined out of frame. A nice pencil sketch by the acclaimed Western artist, Edward Borein, done early in his career. The drawing shows five Mexican men, seated and standing, wearing ponchos and sombreros. It was likely done by the young artist as a figure sketch. It dates to Borein&#39;s first sojourn to Mexico. Borein was working as a vaquero on a ranch in Malibu and creating art on the side, when the ranch owner financed a trip for him to Mexico. Borein went there in 1897, and remained in Mexico until 1899. The town of Amica is in the province of Jalisco and is located just northwest of Mexico City. Signed in pencil by Borein along the lower left edge. John Edward Borein (1872-1945) was born and raised in California. He worked on ranches as a young man before attending art school in San Francisco, and returned to ranching in the 1890s. He left ranching behind at the turn of the century to concentrate exclusively on art, and rose to the front ranks of Western illustrators. A nice, early image by an influential Western artist.

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        ALS, with photograph

      Handwritten letter, signed (217 x 142 mm). To an unknown recipient, on one side of folded letterhead of the Archivio di psichiatria, scienze penali ed antropologia criminale, Torino: January 11, 1898.& & With photograph of Lombroso, housed in a thick paper folder. Lombroso (1835-1909) was one of the great observers of criminals and their background and activities. He produced numerous volumes of work on a variety of aspects of behavior, as well as conceiving the Archivio (the fundamental periodical in the history of psychiatric and anthropological criminology), 1880-99. & & He here thanks the recipient for his letter, and asks him to tell his colleague (Luffatti or Luppati) that he would certainly accept his proposal concerning his [archives], although he states that they are a little poor in legal matters.& & The carte-de-vista is circa 1880.&

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      J. M. Dent and Co. Good. 1898. Hardcover. Complete 10 volume set. Three quarter green moroccan leather bound covers with 4 raised bands and gilt stamped spine decor have heavy wear to extremities. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Three boards are detached but still present. Other hinges are weakening. Marbled end sheets are still bright and glossy. Color frontispieces protected by tissue. Each volume is illustrated with headpieces and several color plates. Pages clean, untoned, appear unread, and in pristine condition. .

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        Two books by O&#39;Donovan Rossa (one signed): 1. Rossa&#39;s Recollections. 1838-1898. 2. Irish Rebels in English Prisons, a Record of Prison Life, Author&#39;s Autographed Edition (1910)

      Mariner&#39;s Harbor, NY: Self Published. 1898. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rossa&#39;s Recollections is a first printing, 1898. Irish Rebels in English Prisons is a NY, Kenedy, (1910) printing. The first book is bound in green cloth, 402 pp., light soil to cloth, minor tanning to pages, VG. "Irish Rebels" is bound in green cloth gilt, 442 pp., has a double portrait frontispieces, the "Author&#39;s Autographed Edition" and signed in pen below the second of the two portraits. Truly signed and not a "printed" signature. VG, light wear, light soil to endpapers. RARE, OCLC records NO copies of the autographed edition except in microfilm. Rossa was one of the most famous of the Irish rebels and Fenian Brotherhood members, banned from Ireland by the 1870 Agreement, he lived in New York for most of the rest of his life although he was allowed to visit Ireland on a number of occasions later in his life. . catalog10/12

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      Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller/Cape Times Limited, 1898.. Pictorial gray wrappers, printed in black. Portrait. Illustrative title (replicating the wrapper design). Narrow, short crack at toe of spine, else near fine. First edition of the first separate publication by the future author of an enormous string of popular thrillers, as well as co- scriptwriter for KING KONG.

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        Chief Yellow Horn [Original Painting]

      [no date]. () Near fine. Original painting, oil on canvas. Image 94 X 76 CM (37.5 X 30") in frame 115.50 X 94 CM (45.5 X 37"). Richly detailed and coloured painting in a large decorative wooden frame (gilt and light brown). Some light wear to frame. Signed by Gilroy on the bottom right corner. A wonderful, large portrait depicting a wise and resolute looking Native Man; with a richly detailed background and full headdress which make this a very striking painting. John Thomas Young Gilroy (30 May 1898 &#150; 11 April 1985) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his advertising posters for Guinness, the Irish stout..

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        Seventeen Volumes of Harrison Ainsworth Novels

      nbsp;London - The Waverley Book Company Ltd., 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very handsome collection of Harrison Ainsworth novels. Ovingdean Grange, The Flitch of Bacon, Guy Fawkes, Boscobel, Windsor Castle, Rookwood, Auriol, Crichton, Jack Sheppard, The Lancashire Witches, The Spendthrift, The Tower of London (in two volumes), The Miser&#39;s Daughter, Mervyn Clitheroe, Old St Paul&#39;s and The Star Chamber. Author&#39;s Copyright edition. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne and George Cruikshank throughout. William Harrison Ainsworth, 1805 1882, was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Boscobelis described as &#39;a romantic and exciting true story of Charles Stuart&#39;s defeat and flight&#39;. Rookwood is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth published in 1834. It is a historical and gothic romance that describes a dispute over the legitimate claim for the inheritance of Rookwood Place and the Rookwood family name. Condition: In full cloth bindings and decorative gilt spines. Externally, lovely condition with only some very slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound, though onetissue guard has becomeloose. Very bright and clean with some slight spotting to endpapers only. There are a number of uncut pages and a few marks to the text block edges on a few volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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