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SHAKESPEARE, William. The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere.
London : [c.1840]An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works. The publisher and writer Charles Knight (1791-1873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when he owned an imperfect First Folio which he made up by printing the missing pages from a facsimile edition. "His first major project as an author took shape in 1837, when he resolved... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130360
MOORE, Thomas. The Life of Lord Byron.
London : 1844Moore's biography was first published in 1830 as Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, a title "distracting attention from the skill with which Moore constructed his portrait" (ODNB). "Byron had given his manuscript memoirs to Moore in the expectation that his friend might profit from them should he survive him. Moore later sold the manuscript to Murray... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113992
MORRIS, William. Some Hints on Pattern-Designing.
London : 1899First edition, this copy in an attractive "Glasgow Style" art nouveau binding believed to be by Mary E. Sim, the rear turn-in stamped "M.S. 1905". The "Glasgow Style" was influenced by the arts and crafts movement and many of the tenets set out by Morris in this work. The movement emphasized aspects such as functionalism and simplicity, highlighting... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139750
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. [The workes, newlie printed,
London : 1532First complete collected edition of Chaucer and the first attempt to collect into a single volume the complete writings of an English author. The editor was William Thynne, clerk of the kitchen and of the green cloth to Henry VIII, and recipient of numerous grants and appointments. Thynne provides the first printed editions of a number of Chaucer's... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 108308
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Comedies and Tragedies …
London : 1647First edition, modelled on the first two folio collections of Shakespeare's plays (1623 and 1632) and the first two folios of the works of Ben Jonson (1616 and 1640-1). These folios are often credited with establishing a recognisably modern concept of the individual author, though the Beaumont and Fletcher folio is more problematic in that regard. It... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 108348
MATURIN, Charles Robert. Melmoth the Wanderer.
London : 1892A very attractive set of this classic Gothic novel about a man who sells his soul to the Devil, by the novelist and Protestant clergyman Charles Maturin. Although Maturin's vocation initially seems somewhat incongruous with the Gothic genre, his novel also offers a social commentary on England in the early 19th century, and a heavy critique of Catholicism.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 95670
MORRIS, William, & Eiríkr Magnússon (trans.) The Saga Library.
London : 1891-1905First editions, first impressions, scarce found as the complete set, and more usually in sorry state. The culmination of Morris's interest in the medieval literature of Iceland, the Saga Library was translated and edited by Morris together with his friend and scholar Eiríkr Magnússon (1833-1913) and sought to make the material more accessible to an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139302
CARPENTER, Edward. Love's Coming-of-Age.
Manchester : 1896First edition of this popular collection of essays by the philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising the 'new life' under socialism"... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129405
(BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First editions thus, one of 500 trade copies; 150 large paper copies were also issued. Yeats "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric verse" (ODNB). Yeats... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137102
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:
London : 1775First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected and also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 75095