Search results for: 'KINGSLEY, Charles.'
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!
Cambridge : 1855First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "From The Author" in a secretarial hand on the half-title of vol. I.
Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 146369
KINGSLEY, Charles. Westward Ho!
Cambridge : 1855First edition. Kingsley's greatest popular success, Westward Ho! was originally planned as a patriotic tale about the defeat of the Spanish Armada at a time when Napoleon III's anti-English posturing was alarming many of Kingsley's countrymen. By the time of publication the Crimean War had switched public angst towards Russia, but it remained just as... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122735
KINGSLEY, Charles. Phaethon.
Cambridge : 1852First edition. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), best remembered for his works The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!, produced this work to seek to refute the doctrines of Ralph Waldo Emerson, using the form of a Platonic dialogue. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 123965
KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.
London : 1863First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth" (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120414
KINGSLEY, Charles. Hereward the Wake.
London and Cambridge : 1866First edition, presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed "from the publisher" on the half-title.
Provenance: With the bookplate to pastedowns of Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), American banker and collector, and the loose bookplates of Lynde Selden. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 130204
FLINT, William Russell (illus.); KINGSLEY, Charles. The Heroes,
London : 1912First Flint edition, number 416 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper, issued in the present, preferred issue of limp vellum and boards; there were also 12 copies printed on vellum.
Roger Lancelyn Green wrote that "no one has caught the magic and the music and the wonder of the old Greek legends as Kingsley did" (Green, p. 132), and his collection... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146042
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832 [but 1833]Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".
The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140241
KINGSLEY, Charles; Warwick Goble (illus.) The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.
London : 1910First octavo edition of Goble's Water Babies, following the quarto edition of the previous year. "Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volumes in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley. Containing 32... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 31785
KINGSLEY, Charles; Warwick Goble (illus.) The Water Babies.
London : 1909First Goble Edition. "Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volume in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley. Containing 32 fine mounted colour plates by Goble, this ranks as one of the most beautiful... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 38875
KINGSLEY, Charles; Warwick Goble (illus.) The Water-Babies.
London : 1909First Goble edition. The Water-Babies was first published in 1863, and first illustrated in 1886 by Linley Sambourne. London-born Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was an illustrator of children's books who specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Having worked for monthly magazines until 1909, he then became resident gift-book illustrator for Macmillan,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 134693
MACDONALD, George. Within and Without: a dramatic poem.
London : 1855First edition of the author's first book, presentation copy to Charles Kingsley, inscribed by MacDonald in ink at the head of the title: "The Reverend Charles Kingsley With much honour from George MacDonald".
An excellent association copy, bringing together the only two significant writers of Christian fantasy in the Victorian period. Kingsley... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 43749
NEWMAN, John Henry. Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
London : 1864First edition, in the original parts (including Appendix). Roused by a clumsy attack on him by the Rev. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water-Babies, Newman now decided "to write an apologia for his conversion, which would finally convince the protestant public that he had not been an agent for popery as a Tractarian and that his submission to Rome... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 128464