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Handsome leather-bound classic works of literature and multi-volume sets of complete works, by authors including Dickens, Disney, Kerouac and Yeats.

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  1. Madame Bovary.
    KIEFFER BINDING - FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary.

    Paris : 1905

    First Ferroud edition, published in his "librairie des amateurs" and specially illustrated by Richemont, in a striking Kieffer binding, number 325 of 600 copies signed by the publisher on the limitation page. This copy is bound with a six-page promotional excerpt in straight-grain wrappers with a full-page etching and two in-text illustrations.

    René... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145735

  2. The Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    London : 1881

    An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works.

    Originally published in 1860, it was edited by Charles Cowden Clarke and his wife, Mary (née Novello). Charles was a Shakespeare scholar and, in his youth, a close friend of John Keats, who in his poem "To Charles Cowden Clarke", wrote that his friend had "first taught me all the sweets of song"... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145921

  3. Orlando Furioso.
    DORÉ, Gustave (illus.); ARIOSTO, Ludovico. Orlando Furioso.

    Milan : 1881

    First Italian edition of the last of the great Doré folios devised by Hachette, this copy presented in a most imposing binding, with a gift dedication on the front cover "Al Caro Carlo Tito"; it was preceded by the Paris edition of 1879, and unusually there was no edition in English.

    Ariosto's "sprawling poetic epic relating the intricate... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 144199

  4. The Book of Common Prayer.
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer.

    Oxford : 1822

    An attractively bound Georgian prayer book. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147625

  5. A Season in Hell.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photo.); RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.

    [New York] : 1986

    First edition of this translation by Paul Schmidt, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by both Schmidt and Mapplethorpe; with the original 4-page long "Limited Editions Club Letter" loosely inserted.

    First published in 1873, this prose poem was finished in a frenzy after the break-up of Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine who shot him with... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139013

  6. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.
    KEMPIS, Thomas à. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.

    Paris : [c.1917]

    A very attractively bound French-language edition of the Imitation of Christ, the supreme Catholic popular devotional work.

    Mainly composed of aphorisms and maxims advocating humility, resignation and abnegation, this work has known the greatest number of impressions, after the Bible. "This little book never left me, in summer in my pocket, in... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 147626

  7. The Cenci.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Cenci.

    [Livorno,] Italy : 1819

    First edition, one of 250 copies only, of Shelley's verse tragedy which proved an unexpected publishing sensation, despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. It is scarce in commerce - the second London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) is the one more usually met with.

    Shelley had been fascinated... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 144510

  8. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,
    ZIMMERMANN, Henri. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,

    Berne : 1783

    Second edition in French, following the first edition in French of 1782, both translated from Reise um die Welt mit Capitain Cook (Mannheim, 1781), with additional notes not included in the original, the type reset for the present edition.

    Johann Heinrich Zimmermann (1741-1805) sailed on HMS Discovery on James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 146898

  9. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
    JEANNIOT, G. (illus.); LACLOS, Choderlos de. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition thus, sole printing, number 182 of 200 copies on vélin du Marais paper with Jeanniot's illustrations in two states. First published April 1782; Laclos reputedly said of this controversial epistolary novel: "I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do so after I had gone from it". Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145356

  10. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.
    WOTTON, Sir Henry. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.

    London : 1641

    First edition. "These notices of Wotton's two chief Patrons are his most valuable contribution to the History of his own Times" (Hannah, p. xvii).

    The author and diplomat Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) entered, in 1594, the service of Robert Devereux (1565-1601), second Earl of Essex, as his agent and secretary, supplying intelligence of affairs... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140752

  11. The History of the Arabians,
    MARIGNY, François Augier de. The History of the Arabians,

    London : 1758

    First English edition, originally published at Paris in 1750, decidedly uncommon and presented here in an attractive period binding. This is an important history, covering the period from the foundation of Islam down to the death of the last Abbasid caliph Al-Musta'sim (reigned 1242-1258), executed following the Mongol sack of Baghdad.

    The Abbé... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 144269

  12. Letters on India.
    GRAHAM, Maria. Letters on India.

    London : 1814

    First edition of this attractive supplement to Graham's Journal of a Residence in India (1812), similarly based around her own travels, and "extending her account of the culture" of India (Robinson). A pretty copy of a surprisingly uncommon work, less than a dozen locations on WorldCat.

    "Written solely with the design of being useful to such... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 142796

  13. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
    HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.

    London : 1836

    First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás".

    The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141304

  14. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
    SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.

    Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141048

  15. The Kings Maiesties declaration to his subiects, concerning lawfull sports to bee vsed.
    SPORTS. The Kings Maiesties declaration to his subiects, concerning lawfull sports to bee vsed.

    London : 1633

    First edition thus, Charles I's re-issue of his father King James I's proclamation of 1618 of the sports and games that were allowed on Sundays. Allowing new activities, the proclamation antagonized the Puritans (who desired a total ban on all sports on the Sabbath) and was burned by the common hangman in 1643. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146944

  16. De rerum natura.
    LUCRETIUS CARUS, Titus. De rerum natura.

    Paris : 1744

    A handsomely bound copy of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, a philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE, "with a view to abolishing superstitious fears of the intervention of the gods in this world and of punishment by the gods in an afterlife" (Slavitt).

    It... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 146640

  17. List of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet.
    NAVAL. List of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet.

    London : 1786

    A delightfully bound volume containing two rare early registers listing officers in the service of the Royal Navy in 1786, including, of course, 28 year-old Captain Horatio Nelson, commissioned to the rank 11 June 1779. Designed to be used, and frequently updated, few copies lasted long, a light scatter of them surviving institutionally.

    The... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141378

  18. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.
    BONAR, Horatius. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.

    London : 1857

    First edition. This is an engaging account written in journal form of an expedition around the Sinai Peninula in 1856. Contemporary reviews were highly favourable: "it may serve as a model of the style in which works of this kind ought to be written" (The Eclectic Review); "Dr Bonar seems to excel equally in accuracy of observation, and in cordial appreciation... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140933

  19. The Idiot.
    DOSTOEVSKY, Fydor. The Idiot.

    2002

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published between 1868 and 1869. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98365

  20. Ulysses.
    JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    Paris : 1922

    First edition, first impression. One of 750 copies printed on handmade paper, this number 811. Of the edition of 1,000 copies, in addition to the 750 copies on handmade paper, there were 100 signed copies on thicker Dutch handmade paper numbered 1-100 and 150 large paper copies on vergé d'Arches numbered 101-250. Learn More
    £16,500.00

    Stock Code: 96666

  21. The Flower Book.
    BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.

    London : 1905

    First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.

    Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146476

  22. Arabian Tales: or a Continuation of the Arabian Entertainments.
    HERON, Robert (trans.) Arabian Tales: or a Continuation of the Arabian Entertainments.

    Edinburgh & London : 1792

    First edition in English. Comprising volumes V to VIII of the eight-volume "Arabian nights entertainments" series, this set is complete in itself and handsomely bound in contemporary calf.

    The first Western translation of The Thousand and One Nights was produced by Antoine Galland, who included tales of his own making, and published between... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145718

  23. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
    BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

    Benares : 1885-88

    First edition thus, one of 1,000 copies only, in an attractive Riviere binding. Often considered Burton's most enduring work, this translation is somewhat explicit, as are some of Burton's notes.

    The Kamashastra Society was Burton's vehicle to avoid prosecution, which would have been likely if this work had been published in an open edition.... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 143343

  24. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
    RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    London : 1849

    First edition of the first of Ruskin's works to carry his name and the first to be illustrated. This copy is extra-illustrated with a later portrait of Ruskin as frontispiece.

    His purpose was to "both secularize and make protestant the movement of the Gothic revival, drawing it away from the Roman Catholic influence of August Wegin Pugin" (ODNB).... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 142792

  25. A History of the American People.
    WILSON, Woodrow. A History of the American People.

    New York : 1902.

    The Alumni signed limited edition, number 222 of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Wilson's monumental narrative history of the United States from settlement to 1900, which he completed at Princeton in the early summer of 1902, a few months before he was sworn in as President of the University by a unanimous vote. A highly appealing set. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 126327

  26. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.
    SPENSER, Edmund. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.

    Boston : 1902

    First edition thus, first impression, number 16 of 400 numbered copies, from an edition limited to 419 copies designed by Bruce Rogers for the Riverside Press, two years after his appointment as head of the Department of Special Bookmaking, and a notably early publication featuring the involvement of this great book designer. This is a highly attractive... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 145313

  27. The Oxford History of the American People.
    MORISON, Samuel Eliot. The Oxford History of the American People.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138222

  28. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.
    MILNER, Thomas. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.

    London : 1864

    First edition, an attractively bound copy. Little is known about the author, Rev. Thomas Milner, d.1882, whose numerous publications involved science, religion and travel, and enjoyed great success in both Great Britain and America. As mentioned, this copy is missing one plate and has therefore been priced accordingly. Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 136880

  29. Millan's Universal Register of Court and City-Offices, Army and Navy &c.
    MILITARY. Millan's Universal Register of Court and City-Offices, Army and Navy &c.

    London : 1763

    A very well preserved copy of this handsomely presented compendious pocket reference, this example as offered on the title page "bound 3s with an Almanack and Succession of Colonels"; Rider's British Merlin present bound immediately after the engraved regimental and militia lists, the succession at the rear. In it's time an expensive little volume probably... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145216

  30. Isocrates.
    BEKKER, Immanuel. Isocrates.

    Oxford : 1822

    First edition of the second volume in the early 19th-century German Greek scholar's Oratores Attici series published in Greek between 1822 and 1824. This handsomely bound copy is remarkably fresh.

    The Charterhouse, was a charitable hospital which became a elite boys' school founded by Thomas Sutton (1532-1611) on the site of a former Carthusian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145985

  31. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145387

  32. The Works.
    HARDY, Thomas. The Works.

    London : 1920

    The Mellstock edition, one of 500 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of volume I. The Mellstock is one of the most attractive collected editions of Hardy, printed in a clear and legible type, this copy in an attractive binding in lovely condition.



    At Hardy's suggestion the edition was named after his fictional "Mellstock",... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 144165

  33. Bodas de sangre.
    LORCA, Federico Garcia. Bodas de sangre.

    Madrid : 1935

    First edition, first issue (dated 1935 on title page), one of 1,100 copies. Bodas de sangre ("Blood Wedding"), a tragedy, was Lorca's first major success, enabling him to become financially independent for the first time when it was staged in Madrid in 1933. This was published shortly before Lorca's assassination at the hands of the Francoists. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 142766

  34. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.

    London : 1872

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound in an early morocco binding in keeping with the original design of the cloth. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138486

  35. Alice in Wonderland [bound together with;] Through The Looking-Glass. And what she found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland [bound together with;] Through The Looking-Glass. And what she found there.

    London : 1937-9

    Late 1930s issues of the Alice books, in a handsome contemporary binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135375

  36. Ballads and Sonnets.
    ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and Sonnets.

    London : 1881

    First edition, large paper issue, one of 25 copies. This was the last of Rossetti's works to be published in his lifetime. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124591

  37. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London and New York : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 125587

  38. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London and New York : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 125588

  39. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.
    SELLAR, W. Y. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.

    Oxford : 1899

    Handsomely bound copy of this overview of Roman poetry. Sellar's works, including "The Roman Poets of the Republic (1863), The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil (1877), and Horace and the Elegiac Poets, edited by W. P. Ker (1892) were all remarkable examples of sound and sensitive literary criticism" (ODNB). Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 140818

  40. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland,
    BURKE, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland,

    London : 1834-8 & 1907

    Handsome set of an early edition of this classic source of historical reference, "the first printed national record of the untitled aristocracy or county families of Great Britain, whose genealogies were otherwise to be found in the county histories and heralds' visitations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries... the pedigrees of the families... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 143344

  41. Les Rois Aveugles.
    KESSEL, J. & Hélène Iswolsky. Les Rois Aveugles.

    Paris : [c.1925]

    Limited to 400 numbered copies printed on japon ("vellum paper"). With the monogram and bookplate of Victoria Sackville-West, mother of writer and gardener Vita Sackville-West. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 81169

  42. The Lyrics and Ballads.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Lyrics and Ballads.

    London : 1894

    An attractive copy of Scott's poetical works. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 145592

  43. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1857

    A handsomely bound Victorian illustrated edition, with elegant gauffred edges, of Milton's poetry. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 145336

  44. Helen of Troy.
    LANG, Andrew. Helen of Troy.

    London : 1882

    First edition, in an exquisite Sangoski & Sutcliffe binding preserving the original cloth, of Lang's retelling in verse of the classical narrative of Helen of Troy.

    The Scottish poet, author, and anthropologist Andrew Lang (1844-1912) is best-known as a collector of folk and fairy tales, and for being the author of the Fairy Book series. He... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144513

  45. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    Second impression. Signed by Rackham on the title page. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 129291

  46. The Bertrams.
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Bertrams.

    London : 1859

    First edition, issued without half-titles or ads, of Trollope's "curiously uncommon book" (Sadleir). Much of the novel's action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, unlike the author's best known novels mostly based in England.

    An attractive set. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128270

  47. The Wonderful Christmas Story told by St Luke.
    CHRISTMAS - CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT. The Wonderful Christmas Story told by St Luke.

    Snowshill, Cotswolds : November 1928

    A beautiful arts and crafts style calligraphic Christmas gift, inscribed in orange ink to the final leaf "Written for Miss Ellen D. Sharpe by her friend S. B. Russell at Snowshill, on the Cotswolds, in November 1928".

    The work was created by Sydney Bolton Russell (1866-1938), the father of the arts and crafts furniture designer Gordon Russell... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145380

  48. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    London : 1868 & 1872

    First edition of Through the Looking-Glass, together with an early edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this being from the 12th thousand, published just three years after the first edition of 1865, handsomely bound as a set by Bayntun of Bath. The Alice books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 145478

  49. Following the Equator.
    TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator.

    Hartford, Connecticut : 1897

    First edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. This copy with the favoured single Hartford imprint, and the signature mark 11 at p. 161. Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. His solution was to undertake a tour of the British Empire, ensuring an enthusiastic... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134919

  50. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : 1844

    First edition.

    Dickens's biographer places Martin Chuzzlewit as marking "a great change in Dickens's conception of moral characteristics... For the first time Dickens begins to explore the contradictions and difficulties of the contemporary human world; these are no longer figures defined by a single characteristic or animated by the wilful... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 145353

  51. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    London : 1870

    First edition, bound from the original monthly parts published between April and September 1870. The author's final work, it remained unfinished at the time of his death, in June 1870, and has prompted much speculation as to the resolution of the mystery. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 145355

  52. The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900.
    QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur (ed.) The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900.

    Oxford : 1902

    Early edition of Quiller-Couch's collection of English poetry, first published in 1900, in a handsome art nouveau-influenced style binding. "This volume soon became the standard anthology of English verse and sold nearly a million volume during Quiller-Couch's lifetime" (ODNB).

    Loosely inserted is a contemporary silk bookmark hand-decorated with... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145284

  53. Poems.
    GRAY, Thomas. Poems.

    [Eton] : 1894

    First edition thus, presented to Edouardo Arcibaldo Douglas Collins as a retirement gift upon leaving Eton in 1897 by Edmond Warre, master, and later Head master and Provost of Eton; printed presentation label to first free binder's blank. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145207

  54. The Complete Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Works.

    London : 1913

    A handsomely bound copy including his poems and sonnets. "After retiring from teaching, Craig devoted himself to reading, research, and publication in the area of Shakespeare studies In 1894, he edited the complete works of Shakespeare in one volume with a brief glossary and an appended 'Index of characters' as well as an 'Index of first lines of songs,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 145221

  55. The Poetical Works.
    SHENSTONE, William. The Poetical Works.

    Edinburgh : 1854

    A handsomely bound copy of Shenstone's poetry. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 145223

  56. Picturesque Europe.
    TAYLOR, Bayard (ed.) Picturesque Europe.

    London : 1875-9

    First issue in book form, originally published in 60 parts from 1875 to 1879. A very handsome production, the first two volumes on the British Isles, the latter three on the rest of Europe; the lavish illustrations depict natural wonders alongside notable and rustic architecture, often highly romanticised. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 145358

  57. Maud,
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Maud,

    London : 1855

    First edition of Tennyson's first published collection following his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1850. This volume is also notable as the first trade issue of The Charge of the Light Brigade, which had been printed privately as a separate issue poem in an edition of 1,000 earlier the same year for soldiers fighting in the Crimea. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 145233

  58. Les plaisirs et les jours.
    PROUST, Marcel. Les plaisirs et les jours.

    Paris : 1896

    First edition, first printing, of the first book published by Proust before his rise to stardom, in an attractive art déco binding by the French bookbinder Max Fonsèque (1891-1965), and superbly illustrated by the society-painter Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928).

    Some of the poems and short stories in this work had appeared in print from 1892... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 144631

  59. Prescott's Works
    PRESCOTT, H. William. Prescott's Works

    Philadelphia and London : [1904]

    A handsomely bound set of the Montezuma edition, limited to 1,000 copies of which this is number 656. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144244

  60. Eric,
    FARRAR, Frederic W. Eric,

    Edinburgh : 1891

    Handsomely bound copy of the 25th edition of Farrar's novel. Originally published in 1858, Eric, together with Tom Hughes' Tom Brown's Schooldays, "effectively established the school story as a new genre However, while Tom Brown conveys the enthusiasms of the author's games-playing schooldays and is still readable today, Eric is a vividly sentimental... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141147

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