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Hobson, Anthony: Humanists and Bookbinders. The Origins and Diffusion of the Humanistic Bookbinding 1459 - 1559, with a Census of Historiated Plaquette and Medallion Bindings of the Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, 1992. Folio, pp. xix, [i], 296 + colour frontispiece and 2 further leaves of colour plates, many more b&w illustrations in the text. Brown cloth, green and gilt spine label. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. Reprint of the 1989 first edition.   Ref: 51155 
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[Homer] Ferguson, James: The British Essayists; to which are prefixed Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical [...] Vol. XL containing Observer, Vol. III. London: G. Offer, J. Sharpe et al. 1819. 12mo., pp.viii, 311, [i]. Occasional spots and smudges, some faint dampstaining towards rear. Contemporary brown quarter calf, black title label to spine, blue marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, loss to label, edges a bit worn but good overall. To front paste-down, 19th- or early 20th-century bookplate of Francis Henry Curtis. To title-page, inscription of James T.T. Ramsay of Blackburn; also his calling card pasted to rear paste-down, giving his occupation as Physician and Surgeon. Volume XL only in a series of 45, but of interest to scholars of Homer as it contains:'The Iliad of Homer Described'; 'Of Homer and his Works' and 'The Originality of Homer's Epic, and of his Translator Mr Pope'. Also containing many other articles on Classical subjects and translation.   Ref: 52083 
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[Homer] Lang, Andrew: Essays in Little. London: Henry and Co., 1891. 'New and Revised edition', 8vo., pp. [vi], 205, [iii] + portrait frontispiece. Tissue guard to frontispiece heavily foxed, with some transfer to title-page. A few neat pencil notes. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board. Endcaps worn, spine slightly faded, a bit rubbed, endpapers splitting at hinges but binding still sound. Very good. Inscription of C.A. Burns to ffep verso, embossed stamp of Sidney Hayes to half-title. Includes the essay 'Homer and the Study of Greek'.   Ref: 52068 
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Horwood, William: Hyddenworld: Spring. London: MacMillan: 2010. Limited edition proof copy, author signed. 8vo., pp. viii, 502. Paperback, green wrappers with gilt emblem to upper wrapper. Upper joint a bit creased, light shelf-wear but still very good. First of the Hyddenworld quartet. Number 105 of a limited edition of 500.   Ref: 49710 
£75
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[Houlston:] Houlston's Series of Tracts, Numbers 9, 11, 16-20, 30-34, 41-44, 51-54, 61-62, 69, 71, 73, followed by Religious Society Tracts, Numbers 339, 457, 632, 637-638, 641, 739, 757. London: Houlston and Co.; the Religious Tract Society, (c.1830-60.) 12mo., 36 tracts bound together. Vignette title pages. Occasional foxing, some leaves a little browned. Bound in half green calf with marbled paper boards, gilt title to spine. Joints and edges very rubbed, f.f.e.p. removed. Pencil inscription to Elsie Bonney from Grandma, May 23rd 1904 to front paste-down. Includes the titles The Bitter Sweet, parts 1 &2 by Mrs Sherwood, The Two Wives, parts 1& 2 by Mrs Cameron, Where Are You Going? and A Conversation on the Truth of the Bible, Between Two Workmen.   Ref: 46288 
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Johnston, Kenneth R. Johnston: The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, [ii], 965, [i] + plates. Green and beige paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little foxed, slight creasing to headcap but still a very good copy. Author inscribed to title-page. Contemporary review clipping loosely inserted.   Ref: 51640 
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Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. 8vo. (210 x 160mm), pp.[xii], 735, [v]. Clean and bright internally. Original blue paper publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Upper joint wholly split, so upper cover only attached where it folds around the outer edges of the first gathering. A bit cocked, spine worn and chipped with some surface peeling, edges tattered with numerous small closed tears and upper fore-edge fold splitting. There have been at least 18 editions of Ulysses, each with variations in their different impressions. Here we find the eighth printing of the first edition, with the 'type entirely re-set', so de facto the second edition. An uncommon find in its original paper wrappers.   Ref: 51744  show full image..
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[Knox, Vicesimus:] Epistles, Elegant, Familiar, & Instructive, Selected from the Best Writers, Ancient as well as Modern; intended for the improvement of Young Persons and for General Entertainment: being a proper Supplement to Extracts in Prose, & in Poetry. London: printed for Mssrs. Rivington, Longman et al, 1791. 8vo., pp. iv, [xii], 776 + additional engraved title-page. Text in two columns. Contemporary dark brown calf, gilt spine with red morocco title label, edges sprinkled blue. Spine creased, endcaps repaired, rubbed, a few light scrapes to boards, a good copy with some interesting provenance. To ffep, the ownership inscription of George Kenyon, 2nd Baron Kenyon, dated '1796, Christ Church'. Kenyon (1776–1855) matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1794 and took his BA in 1797. He went on to become an activist against Catholic emancipation, in 1810 writing the pamphlet Observations on the Roman Catholic Question, which 'was an incisive statement of the arguments against emancipation, in which he argued that concession would subvert the protestant nature of the government, the basis of the succession to the throne, and the union of church and state', and which was later reprinted on several occasions. 'He was, however, implicated in the disgrace of the Orange order in 1836 when [...] it was pilloried as a secret society possibly conspiring to subvert the succession to the throne. Kenyon's own conduct was imprudent rather than seditious, but his reputation suffered and thereafter he largely withdrew from public life.'(ODNB). To the front paste-down is the later inscription of Kenyon's daughter Marianne (1807-1866), dated 1834 and noting, 'From my dearest Papa'. Slightly overlapping Marianne's inscription is a small bookplate printed 'H. Kenyon, The Gelli'. This is likely Henrietta Kenyon (1839-1903), daughter of George's son the 2nd Baron, who with her sister Georgina (1834-1919) commissioned the building of The Gelli, a 'small' country house in the Borough of Wrexham, in 1877. A large armorial bookplate of the Kenyon family arms with motto dominates the rest of the front paste-down.   Ref: 51467 
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López-Rey, José: Velázquez: Painter of Painters. Cologne: Taschen & the Wildenstein Institute, 1996. 2 vols., folio, pp. 261, [i]; 328. Grey cloth, white lettered. Small stain to vol. I at head of spine, otherwise a little light shelf-wear but still very good.   Ref: 51814 
£40
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Lyttelton, [G.W.] & Gladstone, W.E.: Translations. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1861. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], iv, 151, [i]. Parallel texts and translations. Odd spots of foxing but generally clean. Contemporary quarter leather, skiver or similar, with pinkish textured cloth boards, top edge gilt and others uncut, grey endpapers. Spine a little rubbed and scratched, some loss to headcap, boards faded. Still very good overall. To front endpapers: remains of a removed bookseller's label (possibly French) and inscription of Vincent Gray. Mostly illegible gift inscription, surname possibly James, dated 1818 to title-page. To rear end paper: small paper label, 'Bound by Burn 37 & 38 Kirby St.'. Issued in February 1861, one of 500 copies on vellum-paper (a further 25 were issued on large paper). Includes translations: into Greek (Milton, Dryden etc.); into Latin (Gray, Tennyson etc.); from Greek (Aeschylus, Homer); from Latin (Horace, Catullus); and others into English, e.g. Dante and Schiller.   Ref: 52044 
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