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ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo.

Rare books, first editions and signed first editions by Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo).

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  1. 131348
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. In His Own Image.

    London & New York : 1901

    First edition, first printing, first issue binding, with the highly scarce jacket, Wolff noting "no copy traced". This work expands Rolfe's earlier collection of short stories describing the travels of a group of young saints, Stories Toto Told Me (1898), from six to thirty-two. The sheets for this work were printed in the US, and 1,500 sets... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 131348

  2. 110640
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Chronicles of the House of Borgia.

    London : 1901

    First edition, first impression, of Corvo's monumental account of one of history's greatest and most notorious families. One of 1,250 printed, this copy has appealing provenance: from the library of Augustus Theodore Bartholomew (18821933), librarian at Cambridge University Library, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Bartholomew gathered material... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 110640

  3. In His Own Image.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. In His Own Image.

    London & New York : 1901

    First edition, first printing, first issue binding, with the highly scarce jacket, Wolff noting "no copy traced". The sheets were printed in the US, with 1,500 sets imported to the UK, where the book was published on 5 March 1901. It was released in the US one month later, on 6 April 1901. Copies issued in the US were bound in purple silky cloth, and... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 100920

  4. Hadrian the Seventh. A Romance.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Hadrian the Seventh. A Romance.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the decoration on the front board in white and later publisher's advertisements. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 101217

  5. Don Tarquinio
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Don Tarquinio

    London : 1905

    First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding. Of the 1011 sets of sheets printed only 650 were issued in the primary binding, the rest being sold off in cheaper formats over the ensuing decades. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 84232

  6. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, one of 2,020 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper to the author Ralph Straus: "For Ralph Straus, whose gifts are almost an numerous as Corvo's, & who loves books as much as I do. Very cordially, from his friend A.J. Dec., 1934." A. J. A. Symons (1900-1941), book collector and... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 102584

  7. Nicholas Crabbe.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Nicholas Crabbe.

    London : 1960

    First edition, limited issue of 215 copies (200 for sale) of which this is number 36. The trade issue was published in 1958; "owing to delays in preparing, and obtaining permission to publish, the additional material contained in the Appendix, and the Printers' Strike during the Summer of 1959, the limited issue was considerably delayed". Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 107485

  8. Nicholas Crabbe.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Nicholas Crabbe.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 102563

  9. Without Prejudice.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Without Prejudice.

    [London] : 1963

    First edition, limited issue, one of 600 copies. The first publication of this collection of letters from Rolfe to his publisher, John Lane, and which was published privately as a gift for friends and family by Allen Lane, John's nephew and the founder of Penguin Books. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 102595

  10. Don Renato. An Ideal Content. A Historical Romance.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Don Renato. An Ideal Content. A Historical Romance.

    London : 1963

    First published edition, trade issue. It was preceded the same month by the limited issue. The book was first accepted for publication in 1907, and was set for release in 1909; however, it was suppressed before publication, and only five advance copies survive. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 102579

  11. Without Prejudice.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Without Prejudice.

    [London] : 1963

    First edition, first impression. The first publication of this collection of letters from Rolfe to his publisher, John Lane. Published privately as a gift for friends and family by Allen Lane, John's nephew and the founder of Penguin Books. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 84788

  12. The Venice Letters.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Venice Letters.

    London : 1974

    First unexpurgated edition, first impression; a selection was originally published in 1966. A selection of the letters were originally published in The Art & Literature journal, which contained 12 letters and four postcards from Rolfe to Charles Masson Fox between 1909 and 1910, edited by Cecil Woolf. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 105618

  13. Collected Poems.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Collected Poems.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, containing some previously unpublished poems. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 105615

  14. Aberdeen Interval.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Aberdeen Interval.

    Edinburgh : 1975

    First edition, limited issue. Number 10 of 120 copies printed on Strathmore paper; an additional 20 copies lettered A to T were printed on handmade paper by Barcham Green. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 102597

  15. Letters to Harry Bainbridge.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Letters to Harry Bainbridge.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £70.00

    Stock Code: 105623

  16. Letters to Harry Bainbridge.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. Letters to Harry Bainbridge.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 102575

  17. Frederick William Rolfe, Christchurch, and The Artist.
    (ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo.) WEEKS, Donald. Frederick William Rolfe, Christchurch, and The Artist.

    Edinburgh : 1980

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 10 of 120 copies. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 102681

  18. Frederick William Rolfe, Christchurch, and The Artist.
    (ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo.) WEEKS, Donald. Frederick William Rolfe, Christchurch, and The Artist.

    Edinburgh : 1980

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 64 of 120 copies. Learn More
    £35.00

    Stock Code: 102679

  19. Frederick William Rolfe & Artists' Models.
    (ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo.) WEEKS, Baron. Frederick William Rolfe & Artists' Models.

    Edinburgh : 1981

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 16 of 115 copies only. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 102674

  20. Frederick William Rolfe and Editors.
    (ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo.) WEEKS, Donald. Frederick William Rolfe and Editors.

    Edinburgh : 1984

    First edition, limited issue. Number 40 of 110 copies only. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 102684

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